Blocked: Setting up the potential for a blockbuster legal fight, the U.S. Justice Department has moved to quash the proposed merger between telecommunications giants AT&T and T-Mobile. The New York Times reports the DOJ suit in Washington marks stepped up antitrust efforts. AT&T vowed to fight the DOJ's attempt to block the merger.
Summer Spike: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the last ten days of August filed 15 discrimination suits against major companies that include Ford Motor Co. and Kohl's Department Stores, The National Law Journal reports.
Confirmed: Embattled federal appeals court nominee Goodwin Liu will become the newest member of the California Supreme Court. The Recorder says the California state commission on judicial appointments unanimously confirmed Liu, whose nomination for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit failed.
Curfew Debate: Montgomery County is considering a countywide curfew for people 17 and under that would require teens to be home by midnight on the weekends and 11 p.m. during the week. The authorities contend they've seen an increase in teen arrests. Critics complain a curfew is unwarranted and could lead to racial profiling.
Found: The headless skeleton of one of Australia's most infamous criminals has been identified. The Associated Press said Ned Kelly led a gang of bank robbers in the 19th century. Kelly was executed at the age of 25.
Fairness Fight: The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland's top court is considering whether a longtime real estate agent who is a convicted sex offender can keep his professional license. The state's real estate commission revoked the man's license in 2008 after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing relatives.